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5 Year Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) Affordable Housing Annual Report HOME-ARP Allocation Plan Affordable Housing Location Policy Affordable Housing Improvement Plan Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) House America CARES Act Funds HUD Income Limits

Each year, Community Development creates multiple reports for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or for other housing initiatives. 

5 Year Consolidated Plan

Every 5 years, the City of Raleigh drafts a Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan acts like an application for funding to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). To develop the Consolidated Plan, staff uses public meetings and hearings as well as data analysis. These resources provide the necessary tools in determining the concerns and needs of the area. The plan provides a way to pinpoint the concerns and needs the department is able to focus on. To address the needs, the plan also lays out the goals that will be set to show how the needs are being addressed. Funds and resources that the Department will use are also identified.  Once the Consolidated Plan has been approved by Council, it is submitted to HUD.

Annual Action Plan

Every year, the City of Raleigh provides an update on the Five-Year Consolidated Plan. To give this update, the Housing and Neighborhoods Department must submit an Action Plan. The Action Plan provides information on the progress we are making to meet the needs and goals identified in the Consolidated Plan. The Annual Action Plan also serves as an application for funding from HUD for the following federal programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).

Previous Years: FY2021-2022 Annual Action Plan

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Each year, the City submits a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The City of Raleigh’s Draft CAPER for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 was available for comment from September 9 – 23, 2022. 

This report summarizes how the City used federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), CARES Act and local funding in carrying out its housing and community development programs from July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022. A summary of the report is also included.

Affordable Housing Annual Report

The Housing and Neighborhoods Department combats cost burden and housing instability by creating and preserving affordable housing from a variety of angles: down payment assistance for first-time homebuyers, home rehabilitation for elderly and disabled homeowners, gap financing for affordable rental housing developers, and financial and planning support for homelessness service providers.

We invite you to read the Affordable Housing Annual report to see the Department’s affordable housing initiatives and accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2021-2022 and our priorities for Fiscal Year 2022-2023.

HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), the City of Raleigh was awarded $5,248,760 in HOME-ARP funds to assist individuals or households who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and other vulnerable populations. Funds can be used to provide housing, supportive services, and non-congregate shelter to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability.

In order to access these funds, the City must develop a HOME-ARP allocation plan, which describes how the City intends to use these funds. The City of Raleigh’s Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan was available for comment from August 9 – September 8, 2022. In addition, a public hearing on the draft plan was held September 6 during the City Council meeting at 7 p.m.

Affordable Housing Location Policy

The purpose of the Affordable Housing Location Policy is to set forth desired outcomes relative to the creation or preservation of affordable multi-family rental housing with the overall goal of affirmatively furthering fair housing choice for all residents.

Affordable Housing Improvement Plan

The Raleigh City Council adopted this Affordable Housing Improvement Plan on October 20, 2015 for FY2016-FY2020. Increasing the supply of affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization are major objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan. 

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI)

The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) is a review of a jurisdiction’s laws, regulations, and administrative policies, procedures, and practices affecting the location, availability, and accessibility of housing. It is also an assessment of conditions, both public and private, affecting fair housing choice. In 2015, The City of Raleigh partnered with the Town of Cary, Raleigh Housing Authority, Wake County, and the Housing Authority of the County of Wake to prepare a regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). In late 2019, all five entities combined to provide a comprehensive, regional analysis.

For more information, contact the City at 919-996-4330 or email  Speech or hearing impaired persons may call (919) 996-3107; language translation (919) 996-4330.

House America

House America: An All-Hands-on-Deck Effort to Address the Nation’s Homelessness Crisis is a federal initiative in which the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) invites mayors, city and county leaders, tribal nation leaders, and governors into a national partnership. House America will utilize the historic investments provided through the American Rescue Plan to address the crisis of homelessness through a Housing First approach. 

On behalf of the City of Raleigh, Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin has committed to the House America initiative and will serve as a partner. View the letter of support 

CARES Act Funds

For information on the funds that were allocated under the The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was created on March 27, 2020, please visit the Community Development CARES Act page.

HUD Income Limits

Every year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sets income limits. These income limits are used for many of the programs offered through the Housing and Neighborhoods Department. The incomes are updated annually.



Housing and Neighborhoods


Lead Department:
Housing and Neighborhoods
Service Categories:
Affordable HousingCommunity and Small Business Development